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Kotkin: Financial Collapse Builds Communities

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Professional nostalgist and (sub)urban theorist Joel Kotkin weighs in on the financial crisis and sees a silver lining for local communities (but are they the Pro-America or Anti-America types?): "Forced into belt-tightening, Americans are likely to strengthen our family and community ties and to center our lives more closely on the places where we live." How very optimistic. [New Geography]